Music

11 May 20180 – Jamestown High School is proud to announce that it has been awarded the GRAMMY Museum's GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award. The award provides recognition and support to economically underserved public high school music programs in selected communities nationwide. As a GRAMMY Signature School Award recipient, JHS is one of only 100 schools in the nation to receive a Community Award of $2,000 to benefit their music programs. Selections are made proactively by the GRAMMY Museum seeking to find schools where the funding will have the most impact. During the 2017–2018 school year, the Hot Topic Foundation provided funding for the...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution is widely recognized as one of the premier performance venues in the region. On Sunday, May 6, it will ring with music performed by the orchestras of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS). The 4 p.m. Spring Gala Concert will feature the student musicians of CRYS's Young Artists Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra. They will be under the direction of acclaimed conductor and performer Bryan Eckenrode, who has been the organization's Conductor and Music Director since 2003. The varied program includes works ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Grieg and Bach to...

26 Mar 20180 Internationally recognized jazz vibraphonist Christos Rafalides will visit the State University of New York at School of Music on Wednesday, April 4, to participate in an afternoon rehearsal of the Fredonia Student Association Percussion Guild, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Room 1080, and perform in concert with the same ensemble at 8 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. After earning a B.A. from Berklee College of Music, Mr. Rafalides, who was born in Greece, relocated to New York City to study with acclaimed jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke at the Manhattan School of Music and immersed himself in the...

9 Feb 20181 Folk music legend Tom Paxton comes to the Rolling Hills Radio stage on Monday, February 26 at 6:30 at Shawbucks for a one-night-only performance. He will be accompanied by the Don Juans. Tom Paxton has performed worldwide in venues as diverse as Greenwich Village coffee houses, Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York. In addition to his own fifty albums of original songs, hundreds of artists have recorded his songs including Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson and Judy Collins.   Even the opera star, Plácido Domingo incorporated Paxton into his repertoire. In 2009, Paxton received a Grammy Lifetime...

9 Feb 20180 The School of Music will bring famed Cuban composer/guitarist Leo Brouwer to the State University of New York at Fredonia for a residency on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 14. A pre-eminent composer for the classical guitar with over 100 commercial recordings, Mr. Brouwer is known for many other compositions, including film scores for "Like Water for Chocolate" and "A Walk in the Clouds." "Leo Brouwer is one of the most important composers for classical guitar in the history of the instrument,” said Rob Deemer, associate professor of Music Composition and Ethos New Music Society advisor. “We are all extremely excited and delighted...

9 Feb 20180 Chautauqua Chamber Singers looking for alum. The Chautauqua Chamber Singers is completing its 40th season this year. CCS is inviting former members and/or apprentice artists to join us in our final concert of the season on May 13, 2018. Our former directors, Lee Spear and Ron Martin, will be joining our current director, Rebecca Ryan, in performing many of our favorites from the last four decades in addition to some other choral gems. If you would like to join us in song, you have two options. Please join us for this entire concert at our first rehearsal on Feb. 19th at the Unitarian Church from 7-9 pm. If you are from out of town or...

9 Feb 20180 The annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival is slated for Saturday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Gregory R. Gentry, director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will serve as festival clinician and conductor. Dr. Gentry will work with the Fredonia Chamber, Women's and College choirs on pieces that he selected. The College Choir will sing, "Serenity," by Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjelio; the Chamber Choir will sing Claudio Monteverdi's "Dolcemente Dormiva," and the Women's Choir will perform a soon-to-be-published work, "The Composition of a Kiss" by...
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